- Associated Press - Friday, April 15, 2016

BALTIMORE (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a Baltimore police trainee who was accidentally shot during a training exercise and refused a $200,000 settlement from the city.

The Daily Record reports (https://bit.ly/1p4hrQa) that Raymond Gray’s attorney, A. Dwight Pettit, previously said the settlement wasn’t worth responding to and planned to go forward with a jury trial. The city argued $200,000 is the maximum a plaintiff can recover under the Local Government Tort Claims Act. When Gray never responded to the offer, the city moved to dismiss the case.

On Wednesday, Judge William Nickerson granted a motion to dismiss the case.

Gray sued the city after training officer William Scott Kern mistakenly used a live weapon in demonstrating the danger of standing in the potential line of fire, resulting in Gray losing an eye.


Information from: The Daily Record of Baltimore, https://www.thedailyrecord.com

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